I just reached 250 followers. Thank you all for your interest in my site! I remember months ago when I was doing a lot of work to gain new followers, such as finding other sites with similar content, about the outdoors, exercising, good nutrition, etc. I’d comment and like their posts diligently. Doing that I finally got up to 100 followers. After that I relaxed, and the next 150 just happened over time. So for those just starting out, don’t worry it will happen gradually.
If anyone follows me, I do like to check out their sites as well. Almost invariably I’m interested in their content and follow them back. Most of my followers are fellow WP bloggers. I sure like this community.